An androgenic alopecia is known as a most common type of hair loss in men and women. Common baldness is male pattern hair loss. People generally have a history of baldness in the family. Men who losing their hairs at early age has a tendency to develop more extensive baldness. Women may develop female pattern baldness. The hair can become thin over the entire scalp in this kind of hair loss.
A number of things can cause excessive hair loss. They are
- Major surgery
- Hormonal problems
- Post-partum depression in women
- An underlying disease
In recent time, hair transplant is very common and people are highly interested to transplant their hairs for their better growth. It is a method to fill the area, which have thin or not hair with the help of already available hairs. The hair transplant can be done by using two methods
- Follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS)
- Follicular unit extraction method (FUE)
The doctor removes 6-10 inch strip skin from the back of head, sets it aside and sews the scalp to close the area in follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) method. This removed strip of skin is used for hair transplant by making 500-2000 tiny grafts that are used of transplant. The doctor will shave to back of scalp, removes hair follicles one by one and prepares grafts for hair transplant in the follicular unit extraction method (FUE). The surgery will take around 3-7 hours.